Prison getting fixed for future inmates

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Though the Limestone County Detention Center currently has no inmates, the county is continuing needed repairs and maintenance, so commissioners approved several invoices at Monday’s commissioners court meeting and heard about future needed expenses.

Although LCDC administrator Mike Sutton is no longer on the payroll of MTC, the company contracted to run Limestone County’s private prison, he is being paid by the county as a jailer so he can oversee the repairs and also help in marketing the facility to potential users. He is working there along with a skeleton crew of three other workers.

Commissioners approved the following invoices:
• $25,038 to Texas Res­ins, of Dallas, for installing the new tile in the LCDC kitchen.
• $1,763.36 to Busby Plumbing for work on the kitchen’s sewer lines and floor drains.
• $11,954 to A.H. Drywall, of Waco, for drywall for the kitchen repairs.
• $7,800 to Pearson Paint Shop, in Waco, for paint for the kitchen repairs.
• $4,751.15 to Matheson Tri-Gas, of Mexia, for a welding machine to install bunks. This expense was approvd at a previous meeting for $5,000 but the invoice included a credit that lowered the final cost.

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